Nike’s done its best to keep the King’s 15th signature shoe, called simply the Nike LeBron 15s, under wraps. But with training camp around the corner, it was only a matter of time before a look at the coveted sneakers was leaked.
The 15s appear to have the same chunky sole and hexagonal Nike Zoom Air units that the 14s did. But Nike did drop the mid-foot strap that the predecessor had— sneakerheads have a love-hate relationship with them. In an effort to keep the 6′ 8″ and 250 pounder on his feet while still being as nimble as possible, the swoosh is debuting two new technologies: BattleMax and BattleKnit.
The textured knit upper is the BattleKnit material and forms a sock-like liner upper for a snug fit.
The first time we got a look at the LeBron 15s was in late August when he wore them during a pick up game at UCLA.
The Nike LeBron 15 is set to debut next week and will reportedly cost $185.